Top Reasons to Participate:
ECenter Interactive Bootcamps
- Learn new skills through fun, interactive workshops
- Build your resume - employers want to hire proven innovators
- Attend with friends and enjoy the best food you'll find at a UNH event
- The ECenter's Idea Creation Bootcamp is rated the #1 event to learn how to generate ideas
Meet our Workshop Speaker
Tim Collins '85, BUILDING COMPANY CULTURE WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR
Founder & CEO, EBSCO
Tim Collins is the Founder and CEO of EBSCO Information Services (EIS), an internal business with more than 3,000 employees and over $2B in sales. In 1983, while attending the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Mr. Collins co-founded a company, Data Base Communications Corp. (Popular Magazine Review) specializing in summarizing articles in popular magazines, which was later purchased by EBSCO Industries, Inc. and became EBSCO Information Services. Tim has overseen very strong organic growth as well as a steady stream of 60+ strategic acquisitions. EIS is now the leading online research service serving educational institutions and public libraries, offering the most-used databases, in the world.
In 2015, he was recognized for his contributions to the information industry by the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) as the recipient of its Miles Conrad Award. Collins is a Founder of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The Collins Career and Resource Center at the Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics at his alma mater, UNH, bears his name. Collins has long been a proponent of alternative energy and had donated solar arrays to several local non-profit and educational institutions and was inducted to the UNH Allumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2020.
Mr. Collins lives on a solar powered farm on the North Shore of Boston with his wife Emily (UNH ’89). They have two children.
covered in 5 years of ECenter bootcamps!
The Idea Creation Bootcamp was very helpful in realizing the need to gain customer feedback before creating something and the necessity to connect product and market.
Participant, Idea Creation Bootcamp Fall 2019